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Buckle Fracture

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a buckle fracture?

A buckle fracture is a break that does not go completely through the bone. One side of the bone buckles (bulges) when pressure is applied to the other side of the bone. A buckle fracture is also called a torus fracture. Buckle fractures usually occur in the forearm.

What are the signs and symptoms of a buckle fracture?

How is a buckle fracture diagnosed and treated?

X-rays will show if your child has a buckle fracture. He or she may need any of the following:

How can I manage my child's symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my child's doctor?

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